UHV computes for new student
Eric Gracia, a graduate of Harlingen High School in Harlingen, plans to study computer science at the University of Houston-Victoria this fall as a part of the FIRST 200 freshman class.
He tested his interest in the subject this past school year by competing in Universal Interscholastic League Computer Science competitions after an injury prevented him from playing sports.
“I chose UHV because the city of Victoria seems like a great place to go to college – not too big but not too small,” Gracia said.
Aside from computers, he also competed in basketball, which he’s played since he was 4 years old, and UIL Poetry.
The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973, offers courses leading to 70 bachelor’s, master’s and specialist degree programs and concentrations in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as a teaching center in Katy, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities, and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.